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Box Office: 'Bullet Train' Arrives With So-So $30.1 Million Debut, 'Easter Sunday' Stumbles

LOS ANGELES, Aug 7 (Variety.com) - "Bullet Train," a John Wick-ian romp with Brad Pitt in the aisle seat, arrived in theaters with a $30.1 million opening weekend. That's enough to top the domestic box office chart, but it's only a so-so result given "Bullet Train's" $90 million price tag and Pitt's star power. The Sony Pictures release will need to maintain its momentum in the coming weeks as it tries to break even or turn a profit.

UK's Mediclinic to be bought by consortium in $4.49 bln deal

South Africa's Remgro said on Thursday it will buy British hospital chain operator Mediclinic International in a consortium with MSC Mediterranean Shipping for an equity value of about 3.7 billion pounds ($4.49 billion). ($1 = 0.8232 pounds) (Reporting by Sinchita Mitra in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich)

Tech firm W3BCLOUD to go public via $1.25 billion SPAC deal

Technology firm W3BCLOUD said on Monday it would go public in the United States by merging with blank-check firm Social Leverage Acquisition Corp I in a deal that values the combined company at $1.25 billion including debt. (Reporting by Manya Saini in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni)

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